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Transportation Engineer

Certainly not one of the oldest engineering fields, but nevertheless an important one considering roads, highways, railway are among the most vital elements in our ground transportation system.

Traffic engineering is a branch of civil engineering that uses engineering techniques to achieve the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. It focuses mainly on research and construction of the immobile infrastructure necessary for this movement, such as roads, railway tracks, bridges, traffic signs and traffic lights.

Over the years, Sequence has worked with a number of clients to meet their transportation engineering needs.  In this time, we have seen changes in the profession.  Operations and management involve traffic engineering so that vehicles move smoothly on the road or track. Older techniques include signs, signals, markings and tolling. 

Increasingly however, instead of building additional infrastructure, dynamic elements are being introduced into road traffic management (they have long been used in rail transport). These use sensors to measure traffic flows and automatic, interconnected guidance systems (for example traffic signs which open a lane in different directions depending on the time of day) to manage traffic, especially in peak hours.

Newer technologies involve intelligent transportation systems, including advanced traveler information systems (such as variable message signs), advanced traffic control systems (such as ramp meters), and vehicle infrastructure integration.  Human factors are an aspect of transport engineering, particularly concerning driver-vehicle interface and user interface of road signs, signals, and markings.

Sequence is the transportation engineering recruiting leader.

Because of our long involvement and association with the transportation engineering sector, we have developed a distinctive knowledge and understanding of the vital role transportation engineers provide the construction, engineering and environmental industries.  Sequence is the premier executive recruiting and staffing firm committed to providing employment solutions to these major industries around the globe. 

The planning aspects of transport engineering relate to urban planning and involve technical forecasting decisions and political factors. Technical forecasting of passenger travel usually involves an urban transportation planning model, requiring the estimation of trip generation (how many trips for what purpose), trip distribution (destination choice, where is the traveler going), mode choice (what mode is being taken), and route assignment (which streets or routes are being used).

More sophisticated forecasting can include other aspects of traveler decisions, including auto ownership, trip chaining (the decision to link individual trips together in a tour) and the choice of residential or business location (known as land use forecasting). Passenger trips are the focus of transport engineering because they often represent the peak of demand on any transportation system.

The design aspects of transport engineering include the sizing of transportation facilities (how many lanes or how much capacity the facility has), determining the materials and thickness used in pavement, designing the geometry (vertical and horizontal alignment) of the roadway (or track).

At Sequence, we find the right transportation engineer the first time, every time.

We believe knowing and understanding the technical and professional nuances of the  transportation engineering vocation are very important, and it is what makes Sequence standout from others in our industry.  Our team of experienced, highly skilled recruiters and staffing professionals has broad industry experience, and they know transportation engineering. 

The expansive industry network Sequence brings means we know where the finest talent is and how to obtain it for your organization.  Our recruiting philosophy, methodology and recruiting practices adhere to the highest standards in our industry.  It is why we are able to carefully screen and present only the most qualified transportation engineering candidates who are readily available to make a difference in your organization. 

Sequence is a reliable partner offering a full array of HR services. 

You can count on Sequence to meet all of your personnel needs, from filling individual transportation engineering jobs to recruiting and staffing entire practice groups, for both small firms or for large, multinational engineering, construction and environmental corporations. 

We recruit and staff executive, management, administrative and field-level personnel for temporary and temporary-to-permanent transportation engineering jobs, and for direct-hire positions throughout the engineering sector worldwide.  We also offer short and long-term temporary contract placements, outplacement services, long-term recruiting in addition to contracting a full range of HR services. 

With such a diversity of applications, there is a nearly endless list of engineering sub-specialties with which Sequence has experience. Many of these specialties are vital to the clients we serve and require highly skilled expertise in planning, design and execution. 


۰ Air Transport Association of America, ATA
۰ American Association of Airport Executives
۰ American Public Transit Association
۰ Institute of Transportation Engineers
۰ Railway Technical Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
۰ Transportation Research Board
۰ United States Department of Transportation